Knight Moves – This series is improving.

Knight Moves (Black Knight Chronicles, #1).
By John G. Hartness.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.

In the third installment of The Black Knight Chronicles, vampire private investigators Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood find another vampire (or more) playing in their sandbox, and the boys are NOT happy about it.

While tracking down the killer of a young college student, they encounter boobytraps, defenestration, coeds, a hirsute bounty hunter with a moon fetish and a bad attitude, and worst of all – game night at a comic shop!

I have to say that this series is improving. Sure, Jimmy is still bungling his way through the world but he is improving. Even if Jimmy and Greg sometimes make think of old Laurel and Hardy short movies I’m starting to like them more and more.

I still think the book blurb on Amazon is nonsense. I don’t know what kind of award this series is supposed to have won but to me this is sure as hell isn’t worthy of any meaningful awards. I also still do not understand why they call it a comedy series. After three books it is still a normal urban fantasy series, yes it has comedy relief in it but so those pretty much any urban fantasy series I’ve read. This one maybe more than some but it’s not a comedy series.

There’s quite a lot of things happening in this instalment. Jimmy is getting to know more about the vampire world, especially that he and Greg is not the only bloodsucker around. Not that this is necessarily good news though.

Jimmy and Greg’s merry band gets a new member as well although this happens in the usual more or less stumbling and clueless way most things happens when Jimmy and Greg are involved. I do like this new addition though. She is… Well I think I’ll quote the book on that one: “Just what I needed, a psycho gun-nut cheerleader coed to raise as if it were my very own. Next time I’m totally getting a cactus.”

Although there’s a lot of things happening, including a lot of action, bantering and trash talk of course, there is unfortunately not that much development when it comes to Jimmy’s powers and his understanding of them. I would really have liked to see some more of that.

Anyway, I liked the book and I felt it was an improvement of over the two first books.

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